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The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (1905)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Family | 31 May 1905 (USA)
The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
William Courtenay ... Jimmy Dam (uncredited)
... Mr. I. B. Dam (uncredited)
May Irwin ... Mrs. Dam (uncredited)
... Miss U. B. Dam (uncredited)
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The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New York Vaudeville Theatre. The Edison Manufacturing Co., with their usual up-to-date methods, have illustrated this popular subject in a most novel and original way in Motion Pictures. The picture opens with a close view of the individual members of the family. Each goes through a very amusing performance. Mr. I.B. Dam is seized with a severe fit of sneezing. Herself relieves her mind through woman's sole weapon. Jimmy Dam shows how a cigarette should be smoked. Miss U.B. Dam is very proud of the marcel wave in her hair. Annie Dam, in a large picture hat, tries to look very shy and demure. Lizzie Dam chews gum in a most artistic manner. Baby Dam gives a sample of his ability at crying. A family group is seated at dinner, with the Dam Dog seated at the head of the table. Mr. I.B. Dam enters and kicks ... Written by Edison Catalog

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Short | Comedy | Family

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31 May 1905 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az egész Dam család és a kutyájuk  »

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Available for sale in 1905 for $45. See more »

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Edited into Landmarks of Early Film (1997) See more »

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Briefly entertaining
13 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's just one joke, and not a very funny one at that, but you have to admit that the Dam Dog, when we finally see him, is cute. He has a happy face and looks overjoyed to have made it in the movies. While I am unlikely to place this squib of a film in my top 10,000, I hope the Dam Dog is resting peacefully in his grave, wherever it is.


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